DomainKeys Identified Mail
What lies behind the acronym DKIM? How could this feature help your e-mail marketing plans?
DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email validation system used to confirm that an email has been sent by an authenticated person or email server. A digital signature is added to the email’s header using a private key. When the email is received, a public key that’s available in the global DNS database is used to check who exactly sent it and whether its content has been modified in some way. The essential task of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to prevent the widely spread scam and spam email messages, as it makes it impossible to forge an email address. If an email is sent from an address claiming to belong to your bank, for example, but the signature does not match, you will either not receive the email at all, or you’ll get it with a warning notice that most probably it’s not authentic. It depends on mail service providers what exactly will happen with an email which fails the signature examination. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also provide you with an added security layer when you communicate with your business partners, for instance, as they can see for themselves that all the messages that you send are authentic and haven’t been tampered with in the meantime.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Hosting
You’ll be able to take full advantage of DomainKeys Identified Mail with each and every Linux shared hosting
that we are offering without the need to do anything specific, as the needed records for using this authentication system are set up automatically by our web hosting platform when you add a domain to an existing hosting account using the Hepsia Control Panel. As long as the specific domain name uses our name server records, a private key will be generated and kept on our email servers and a TXT record with a public key will be sent to the global DNS system. If you send out periodic emails to clients or business allies, they will always be delivered and no unauthorized individual will be able to forge your email address and make it seem like you’ve written a given message.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you select any of the Linux semi-dedicated servers
that we’re offering, you will be able to use DomainKeys Identified Mail protection with any domain that you register through your brand new account without any manual setup, as our top-notch cloud web hosting platform will create all the obligatory records automatically, provided that the domain uses our name servers. The latter is needed for a TXT record to be created for the domain name, since this is how the public cryptographic key can become available in the global Domain Name System. The private key will also be added automatically to our mail servers, so anytime you send out a new email message, it will have our platform’s digital signature. The number of spam messages continues to grow every year and quite often fake email addresses are used, but if you use our web hosting services, you and your customers or partners will not need to bother about that.